Wednesday 9 February 2022

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Melvyn Finds A Sunspot, Parsley Checking Quality Control and Pandora Practising Her Skills **PLUS** Haunted Happenings Update ~ BBHQ Gets Exorcised and Blessed

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Epic Wednesday Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

How's your week going? 

We can't believe it's Wednesday already; where does the time go? We've still got to get a post ready for our Valentine's Crafting with Cats 2022, luckily we know what we're making, but will we find the time? Mew'll know next Monday! MOL

First up in the news this week

Melvyn found a sun puddle, it was brief and somewhat weak, but nevertheless he got some warms through the patio doors.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Finds A Sunspot

Luckily no one else was in the room, so he didn't get ousted from his hot spot, and apparently, the weather is taking a turn for the worse later this week as we read there's a cold front 1,500 miles across heading down from the arctic which is bringing -5 C and a lot of snow, whether we'll get any here remains to be seen, we hope we don't!

Roll on Spring!

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Next up in the news this week

Parsley was in the library just doing a bit of quality control on the catnip crop. 

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Parsley Checking Quality Control

He looks purretty blissed-out here, so all indications are this years crop is GOOD!

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And finally this week

Pandora's Practising Her Magical Deflection Skills!

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil®Pandora's Practising Her Skills

Check out her epically epic video on TikTok; she's got the moves! 

She's getting the P.A. prepped and purrpared for writing Mogwarts, as we're only 3 years behind schedule - OOPS! MOL

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BBHQ Haunted Happenings ~ BBHQ Gets Exorcised and Blessed

And finally this week the P.A. is back with some more spooky tales, so get your cup of tea or coffee, sit back and relax! Muwahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa!!! 

FYI for new readers: These are real ghost stories and true-life events which have happened to me at BBHQ, or other events in our village, they are not made up or fictional tales for effect. 

Hello again lovely friends, in last times spooky instalment, I revealed that BBHQ isn't the only haunted house in Mewton-Clawson; click the link to catch up.

As I've mentioned in several posts, the poltergeist activity was quite often and seemed to really amp up when anything was being done to the house.

I remember one particularly strange week; first, my vegetable paring knife disappeared, then my flour sieve vanished a couple of days later. And then a couple of evenings after that, I walked into the kitchen from the sitting room to find a ring on the electric cooker hob turned on full. No one was in the kitchen; Josh and I were both in the sitting room, the cats couldn't have turned it on, and no one could sneak in and turn it on as a prank.

Yes, the spooks were probably trying to whip up a meal and were using my knife and sieve for something! 

So at that point, when the hob was turned on, I didn't like that at all; I didn't like my knife or sieve going missing either, but the hob where the cats could jump up and get burned really easily was the reason I called the local Diocese and was put in touch with the vicar who's in charge of the Mewton-Clawson church.

After explaining on the telephone what had been happening, I did actually feel a bit stupid, like a bit of numpty telling tales, but the vicar was sympathetic enough and said he'd come round to the house in a few days.

When he turned up, I showed him all the places weird things had happened, and we spoke a little about the history of the property; then he asked me if I'd ever used a ouija board on-site or used black magic in an attempt to summon spirits; I said, "Fluff no dude, we don't summon spirits or demons here, or anywhere else for that matter!" 

I didn't need a witch hunt coming for me; pitchforks at midnight and a nice stake to get tied to, with a really toasty fire to keep away the chill on a cold winters eve. 

Anyhoo, the vicar had brought his bible, lots of holy water and an incense burner on a long chain, like they have in churches, and so it began, and the vicar blessed every room in the house, he chanted and prayed in every room in the house. The Incense was wafted in every room in the house, and a couple of hours later he left with a nice donation for the church.

I know it's probably not like an exorcism or the dramatic stuff you'd see in the movies, but it was pretty full-on.

Things quietened down after that, and the hob never ever turned on again. So at least I got a result with that.

And life continued as normal without any strange phenomenon for quite a while after that, but you know I'm sitting here typing this. I've got a key missing for my locked filing cabinet that I've been searching for ages, over 12 months; I know the keyring it's on, I know exactly where I put it, yet it has vanished. That's not the only missing item; before Christmas, I was under the stairs, and I saw a pair of tan UGG boots I'd forgotten I'd left there, they are like new. Two weeks ago, I went to get those boots off the shoe rack at the back of the understairs cupboard, and they were gone. I have subsequently been through every room, every cupboard and wardrobe in the house looking, and I can't find them anywhere. Seriously I cannot find them, and no, they haven't been thrown out by mistake, so now it makes me wonder if things are about to ramp up again. Oh joy! Let's not speculate or will it to occur by thinking about it! 

So that was the BBHQ exorcism and house blessing. I think the cottage down the lane needs doing next, but when you think about it, what's to stop spirits just house hopping and going to cause mischief elsewhere and then come back after a while? That would make sense, they go off to torment the occupants of another property and then return when you least expect it.

What do you think about spirits house hopping?

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Eric & Flynn asked if there were any battles on the site of the village?

 No, not that we can find, only the one we know of was a few miles away as the crow flies the other side of the river, I could have sworn I wrote about it in one of the ghostly episodes, but I can't seem to find it today! 

The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. There is historical evidence to suggest there was a settlement before the 1st Century AD when the area was occupied by a tribe called the Coritani, then the Romans arrived, causing a bit of a hoo-ha for a few centuries. Then in the 5th & 6th centuries, the Angles and Saxons moved in, followed by the Danes in the 8th & 9th centuries. They were ousted by the Normans, and the conquests began.

I don't think there's really anywhere in Britain that hasn't seen bloodshed and death throughout history.

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That's us done for today; Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew, and click the link if mew missed Monday's post click here to catch up on Part 8 of Fast, Furry & Dangerous. And if mew missed our very first review of 2022, check it out and see what we thought of Cool Cat Collars.

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  1. You three sweeties look comfy and amazing. I enjoyed the haunting story and the interesting history too.

  2. "...A bit of numpty..." is not a common phrase in America, and I LURV it!
    Theory: cats know how to disappear and reappear without notice.
    Perhaps they are throwing their cloaking abilities around, onto your stuff!
    The house that I grew up in was haunted, even though it was newly built. My sister and her family live there now, and they have plenty of stories to tell.

  3. We loved the photos of Melvyn, Parsley, and Pandora. Pandora -- you are so skillful!

    Wow, it does sound like you maybe have some mischievous ghosties that come and go.

  4. Pandora looks superb there practicing her skills and showing her abilities! Every one is gorgeous and Melvyn...I am glad you got a turn in the sunpuddle with no interruptions!

  5. Awww, you're all so precious. We know it and so does your mom.

    Have a purrfect day and rest of the week. Scritches all around and a big hug to mom. ♥

  6. pandora we gived yur moovee 984 potter pawz UP !!!! ... :)
    we iz knot on tik tok sew we couldna votez over ther

    we gotta wunder if de houz down de lane iz gettin borin
    two yur ghostz....then vice a sum timez
    they bee ther, then bak at yur place... and we due hope
    de PA's ugg bootz showz bak up, they can bee pricey !! ☺☺♥♥

  7. I am glad the exorcism worked. When it comes to knives and electric hobs being turned on it changes to becoming dangerous. There has been a lot of history in the village so it is not surprising that traces have been left behind.

  8. I think you are right, the spirits moved on to the cottage. If you keep having more missing items, you will need the priest to visit again. I love that shot of Pandora= she has got the moves. XO

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